Release Date: 29th September 2017
For starters: to pin down and value Andrew Weatherall's musical deed takes more space than available in a press release text but here is some of many highlights. As a producer, Weatherall has since he first shook the foundation for modern pop music with ground breaking and genre bending remixes of Primal Scream (Loaded), My Bloody Valentine (Soon) New Order (World In Motion) and many other influential acts, continued to push sounds in to unknown territories. His importance as a musician is as big, with bands like the iconic Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen in the 90's and top quality solo records from the 00's up till today.
With the above In mind, Hoga Nord Rekords are proud to announce the release of Andrew Weatherall new album Qualia! This album fits perfect in to the Hoga Nord - Catalogue, which shows clearly already from the opening track Evidence The Enemy. This song is a monotonous yet uplifting piece of music, a case that holds for the album in full; Weatherall lets the melodies, built on a deep tradition of classical music and later developed by bands such as Kraftwerk, go in major scales, which lets fresh air in and creates a feeling of freedom. The music put you on top of Mont Blanc to overview the complete European music history. Qualia is soothing, harmonic and transporting.
Within his framework, Weatherall knocks those frames out of place from time to time. When a song goes to much in one direction a new melody or a new instrument steps in to redirect and surprise the listener. This album is the perfect soundtrack to a road trip inside your own, ever-changing inner landscape.
Andrew Weatherall contributed strongly to form the music of the nineties; club music got an injection of rock and roll and vice versa. Now the legacy continues with the release of Qualia on Hoga Nord Rekords.
a1. Evidence The Enemy
a2. Darktown Figures
b1. Spreads a Haze (And a Glory)
b2. Saturday International
c1. Between Stations
c2. Soft Estates
d1. Selling the Shadow
d2. Vorfreude 2
Release Date: 30th June 2017
The systems that maintain the total spreading and keeps the western civilisation enslaved under the foot of capitalism are destroyed. The analogue reality reaches you unfiltered and seven billion screens show white noise. The fax network is the only thing working..
Hoga Nord Rekords proudly present Ultra Satan! A body that have lent blood from other acts on the label, such as SPR, Tentakel, Fontan and The Exorcist GBG, are releasing their first 7inch. Ultra Satan displays with the two tracks USA and USB, an almost unprecedented unrestrained creative force, stemmed from the ambition to destroy and rebuild. Rebuild something free and unexplored.
Ultra Satan works with the concept of 'More is More' and with that principal they capture the Zeitgeist of over consumption, global warming and skew resource allocation. The music presents one part of the whole ambition of this group, and is the strongest sounding source right now. But the more long going plans of this collective, band or whatever you want to call it, is by secret networks to connect all the freaks who also sense that the end of the world as we know it will come to an end sooner than later.
Ultra Satan is ahead musically, philosophically, politically and spiritually. Join the gathering!
Released 20th January 2017
Ltd 7" Vinyl. Second only to the JFK murder, the investigation of the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in 1986 is the largest unsolved murder investigation in history. And like there's numerous of theories surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy so is also the case concerning the assassination of Olof Palme: 'The PKK trace', 'The police trace', The military league' are amongst many other explanation models, the headlines of the most popular conspiracy theories connected with this huge murder investigation. In Februari 2016, exactly 30 years after the shots on Sveagatan in Stockholm, F.A.T.M.A. laid the finishing touch on the two tracks 'Cirklar' and 'Dirty Beat' which Hoga Nord Rekords now releases on 7inch record. The genre can be labelled 'conspiracy funk', where the underlying message is thoroughly masked with a beat that only true professionals on funk, elektro and dub can mobilize. When the bass drops on 'Dirty Beat' it is clear that the search for best dance track in 2016 is over! The musicians behind F.A.T.M.A. are no rookies but they keep an anonymous approach: the secrecy surrounding the band fits well with the suggestion of their music and the secret agent/spy aura that encircles their sound. As undercover as SAPO-agents in a 1987 SAAB 9000 creeping up and down the streets of late eighties Stockholm, F.A.T.M.A. works their way forward in drawing the map over the confusing Palme investigation, and also over how nerve bending dance music should sound like.
a1. The Dirty Beat